Expungement of Criminal Records in Florida

Expungement and Sealing in Florida

Welcome to the article written by Nicolas Babinsky, Esq. .His office specializes in sealing or expunction of your criminal arrest records so they don't come up on criminal background checks. Though they are located in Miami, Florida, they represent clients not only Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, but ALL counties statewide in Florida!

Within this article you will find information regarding criminal record sealing and expungement. This article, contains information which will help you determine whether or not you qualify or are eligible for a criminal record expungement or record sealing, what an expungement is, what a sealing is, and get general information regarding your quest to seal or expunge your criminal arrest record. Clean your record and see how a clear record can help you in finding a job, housing, and other situations where what your past criminal record shows is important. .

Criminal Record Sealing and Expungement - Generally.

If ever arrested, you may now realize that the criminal arrest record (police and court) arising from your arrest can cause you problems in employment, housing, and other situations when a Florida criminal background check is done. Even if you received a withhold of adjudication and were not convicted, the criminal record may still be causing you problems. If you qualify, sealing or expunging your criminal arrest (police and court) records is a low cost way of improving your life. Once the sealing or expungement of your Florida criminal record is granted by the court, the withhold of adjudication or dismissal of your felony, misdemeanor, or other criminal charge will no longer be available as a public record as it will be sealed or expunged. Also, if you seal or expunge the Florida criminal record, you gain the LEGAL right to deny or fail to acknowledge anything to do with the arrest and the legal proceedings from the case itself. For more information on seal or expunge, please review our sealing and expungement page. Do you meet the basic requirements?  See below.

Who Mr. Babinsky is...

NICOLAS M. BABINSKY, ESQ. is a former Miami-Dade County Public Defender where he represented thousands of clients charged with felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile, and criminal traffic offenses. Mr. Babinsky also is a former Miami in-house insurance defense counsel for two major insurance companies and has extensive experience representing people in personal injury and insurance matters. Mr. Babinsky received his Bachelors of Science Degree from Florida International University in 1989 and his Juris Doctor Degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in 1994.

Please feel free to check Mr. Babinsky's good standing with the Florida Bar at http://www.flabar.org.

Do you qualify for record sealing or expungement in Florida? These are the basic requirements:

  • Have you have never had a record sealed or expunged before?;
  • Have you never have been convicted (adjudicated guilty) of a misdemeanor, criminal ordinance violation (this also includes traffic criminal cases such as DUI, reckless driving, or driving while license suspended) or a felony?;
  • Are you currently under court supervision (probation, community control, or any other court mandated program)?
If you answered NO to the questions above, you likely will qualify to have your record sealed or expunged. If you took a plea and received a withhold of adjudications SOME cases can't be sealed but most can. If you were arrested and the charges were dismissed, dropped, never filed, or you were found not guilty, then you likely will qualify for relief.

Nicolas Babinsky, Esq.